Date - Saturday, May 2, 2020
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
CE Credits: 3
Price: $ 150
See Outline Below
Retiring, Relocating, or Closing a Practice:
Ethical & Practical Considerations
Whether you intend to move your practice or plan to retire and end practicing, you must consider issues of termination with existing clinical patients, or notification to recent patients. Our professions have Ethical Standards that apply, Virginia has some laws that apply, and malpractice agencies have risk-management recommendations. This workshop will cover those and other sources of help as we make these transitions.
I. Ethical Standards About Termination
II. Legal Regulations About Termination
III. Practical Ethical & Clinical Considerations
IV. Professional Recommendations
A. APA Practice Organization
“Checklist for Closing a Practice”
“Retirement: Making a Successful Transition”
B. American Professional Agency (Malpractice Insurer)
Risk Management Survey: “Is it Ever Over?”
Holloway (2003) – “Shutting Down a Practice”
Koocher (2003 ) – “Ethical & Legal Issues in Professional Practice Transitions”
Manosevitz & Hays (2003) – “Relocating Your Psychotherapy Practice”
McGee (2003) – “Observations on the Retirement of Professional Psychologists
Thomas (2015) – “Closing a Practice: Practical, Ethical, & Clinical Considerations”
D. Sample Documents: Wiley & Spayd (2014)
“Sample Closing Letter” (Moving & Closing Practice)
“Professional Will Planning Worksheet”
1. List some of the ethical issues that might arise when retiring, relocating, or closing a practice.
2. Cite some legal regulations that might apply in these circumstances.
3. Name some of the practical ethical and clinical considerations that reflect the importance of advance planning.